Sunday 4th January 2004
The Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena was the venue for the first event of the year with the second match of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS INDOOR LEAGUE taking place. There were mixed fortunes with the Under 17 Men and Under 20 Women managing to finish in third place, and both sitting in second place after two matches. The Under 20s events saw the three athletes all gaining top three finishes with Carolyn McKenna winning the 60m in a time of 8.31secs, Lesley Haig finishing 2nd in the 800m with a time of 2mins 35secs and finally Nikki Christie finishing third in the "B" race in a time of 2mins 42secs.
Although the Under 17 Men could not muster a victory, they all had top four finishes. The sprints saw David Martin finish 4th in the 60m with a time of 7.96secs, Gary Brown finish 3rd in the 200m with a time of 26.3secs and Ross Penny finish 2nd in the 400m with a time of 58.00secs. Gary Brown also finished 3rd in the 60m hurdles event. The 800m saw Craig Strachan finish 2nd in a time of 2mins 07secs with Gary Grieve 3rd in 2mins 10secs. The only field event saw David Martin finish 2nd in the Triple Jump with a jump of 11m 01cm.
A small squad represented the Under 15 girls however they all performed well with Claire Stewart finishing 3rd in the 200m with a time of 31.0secs, Lisa Hopkins finishing 2nd in the "B" race with a time of 31.75secs and finally K Scott finished 5th in the 800m with a time of 3mins 00secs.
Kyle Nicholson was the star in the Under 13 Boys age group winning both the 60m and 200m with times of 8.95secs and 29.4secs respectively. The 300m saw A Collins finish in 4th place with a time of 58.05secs and Billy Clarkson finished 6th in the 800m with a time of 2mins 52secs.
The Under 13 girls gained three well earned victories on the day. Laurie-Anne McKenna made it a family double winning the 60m in a time of 9.15secs, Roisin Meehan won the "B" race in a time of 9.24secs and Louise Hastie won the 60m Hurdles in a time of 11.91secs. The 200m saw Amy Gordon finish 4th in a time of 34.5secs with L McMahon also finishing 4th in the "B" race in a time of 39.5secs. Finally the middle distance girls, Fiona Parkin and Emma Clarkson finished 3rd and 4th in the 800m with times of 3mins 10secs and 3mins 17secs respectively.
In the Under 11 Boys, A Mcallister finished 6th in the 60m with a time of 10.22secs with Liam Nicholson finishing 4th in the "B" race with a time of 10.56secs. Liam then went on to finish 5th in the Standing Long Jump with a jump of 1m 46secs.
Last but not least, the Under 11 girls also competed wee, some for the first time indoors. The sprints saw H Drummond finish in 3rd place with a time of 11.12secs with H McMahon finishing 4th in the "B" event in a time of 11.39secs. The 600m saw M Gray finish 5th in a time of 2mins 20secs and G Morris finish 6th in the "B" race with a time of 2mins 33secs. m Gray then jumped 1m 36cm to finish 6th in the Standing Long Jump.
Saturday 10th January 2004
The first championship event of the year saw the athletes travel through to Irvine to compete in the WEST DISTRICT CROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS over what proved to be a very gruelling course. The Under 13 boys saw Billy Clarkson finish in 31st place with a time of 16mins 25secs and Aeryn Collins finish 47th in a time of 18mins 10secs. The Under 17 Men only saw one representative with Craig Strachan finishing in 24th position. Having watched some of his athletes compete, Alaister Russell then went on to finish 17th in the Senior Men's race with a time of 37mins 25secs. Another coach, Pat Kelly, was next to finish in 91st place in a time of 43mins 27secs. Gordon Douglas was next to finish in 113th place with a time of 44mins 46secs with Jim Rowley close behind in 124th place with a time of 45mins 29secs. The evergreen Willie Drysdale brought the team home in 192nd position with a time of 66mins 21secs.
In the Under 13 Girls race Fiona Parkin was first to finish in 29th place with a time of 18mins 46secs with Emma Clarkson only 13secs behind in 31st place (the same position as her brother in the boys event). The Under 15s race saw Claire Stewart finish in 22nd place with a time of 21mins 39secs and Kimberly Scott in 29th place with a time of 22mins 25secs. Finally, the Under 17 Women's race saw a closely fought battle with Lorna Gray finishing in 13th place with a time of 21mins 16secs, only one position and 24secs ahead of Nikki Christie.
Wednesday 14th January 2004
David Martin warmed up for the West District Indoor Championships with a victory in the Under 17s Triple Jump at the GLASGOW CITY COUNCIL OPEN GRADED MEETING. Jumping in the warmth of the Kelvin Hall David won with a distance of 11m 30cm.
Saturday 17th January 2004
Two of the club's Veteran athletes made the journey through to Bishopbriggs to take part in the JACK CRAWFORD MEMORIAL ROAD RACE. Gordon Douglas covered the course in a time of 38mins 37secs to finish in 78th position with Willie Drysdale finishing 307th in a time of 55mins 47secs.
Saturday 17th January 2004
Four athletes travelled to the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena to compete in the first day of the DM HALL WEST DISTRICT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS and all four returned with medals. In the Under 13 age group, Kyle Nicholson started the medal haul when claiming the silver medal in the 60m with a personal best time of 8.8secs. There was then a further two bronze medals to follow in quick succession from Timothy Liggat and Laurie-Anne McKenna. Having finished third in his heat with a PB of 7.65secs, Timothy went on to set another PB with a time of 7.57secs in the final. Laurie-Anne also broke her PB twice, having finished 2nd in her heat with a time of 9.18secs and then going even faster with a time of 9.00secs in the final. Finally, David Martin collected the silver medal in the Under 17s Triple Jump with a new personal best jump of 11m 92cm.
Sunday 18th January 2004
Craig Strachan was the star performer on the second day of the DM HALL WEST DISTRICT INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena. Having already won his heat of the Under 17s 800m he then went on to clinch the gold medal when winning the final in a time of 2mins 08.01secs. The Senior Men's event saw Keith Dunlop take the bronze medal in a time of 2mins 02:22secs. In the Senior Women's event Lesley Haig narrowly missed out on a medal when she finished in 4th position with a time of 2mins 27.01secs. The Under 13 Girls 800m saw Emma Clarkson finish 6th in her heat with a time of 3mins 12.48secs. In the sprints Timothy Liggat was going for a second medal in the 200m however he was eliminated in the heats finishing in 3rd position with a time of 24.87secs.
Saturday 31st January 2004
Jimmy McDonald was in fine form when winning the DM HALL MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena. Running in the M40 age-group, Jimmy won the 800m in a time of 2mins 08.61secs. Ian Donnelly made a welcome return to the track finishing 3rd in the M55s 3000m with a time of 11mins 10.97secs.
Sunday 1st February 2004
Three senior athletes ravelled through to a water-logged Bellahouston Park to take part in the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS 4k CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. First to finish in 32nd place with a time of 13mins 20secs was Steven Lawley, closely followed 21 secs later by Alaister Russell in 47th place. Finally, Stephen Allen finished in 63rd place with a time of 14mins 07secs.
Sunday 15th February 2004
Keith Dunlop was the sole representative at the the DM HALL SENIOR NATIONAL INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS which took place at the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena. Competing in the 800m event, Keith finished 2nd in his heat with a time of 1min 59:20secs which took him into the final. However, he could not repeat his heat success, finishing 5th in a time of 2mins 03:41secs.
Sunday 15th February 2004
It was a story of near misses for the youngsters at the DM HALL JUNIOR RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena. The Under 17 Men, having qualified as second fastest in the 4x200m event, narrowly missed out on the bronze medals, finishing 4th with a time of 1min 39:52secs. The team consisted of Timothy Liggat, Gary Brown, Craig Strachan and David Martin. The Under 13 Boys team of Ryan McDonald, Kyle Nicholson, Billy Clarkson and Alan Jenkins also finished in 4th place with a time of 2mins 07.30secs, having earlier finished 2nd in their heat with a time of 2mins 05:14secs.
Unfortunately, despite running well, none of the girls teams made it through to their respective finals. The Under 13 girls team of Laurie-Anne McKenna, Fiona Parkin, Monique Kane and Roisin Meehan finished 4th in their heat with a time of 2mins 12.61secs. The Under 15 girls had a hectic day with very little time between their heats and semi-finals. The team of Emma Pringle, Lisa Hopkins, Kimberly Grant and Claire Stewart won their heat in a time of 1min 59.84secs however they could not manage to re-produce this in their semi-final, finishing 5th in a time of 2mins 01.67secs. Finally, the Under 17 Women's team of Suzanne Chalmers, Lesley Fisher, Emma McCall and Ashleigh McCreadie finished 3rd in their heat with a time of 1min 53:97secs.
Saturday 21st February 2004
The highlight of the Cross Country season saw the athletes travel to North Inch in Perth to take part in the SCOTTISH NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. With the recent dry spell the course was in very good condition with very little mud to worry about.
The Under 13 Girls were first off with Fiona Parkin finishing in 75th position with a time of 17mins 18secs with Emma Clarkson finishing in 79th position with a time of 18mins 07secs. The Under 15 Girls event only one representative from the club, Kimberley Scot finishing 32nd in a time of 16mins 02secs. Similarly, the Under 20 Women's event only saw one representative with Nikki Christie finishing 37th with a time of 21mins 55secs.
The men's races saw a larger turn out from the club with the Senior Men's event having five athletes represented. Gordon Douglas won the club battle, finishing 228th in a time of 44mins 11secs, closely followed home by training partner Jim Rowley in 253rd position in a time of 44mins 46secs. David McLeary was next to finish in 293rd place with a time of 46mins 25secs. Having cheered his own athletes on earlier, Pat Kelly then finished in 312th position with a time of 47mins 22secs. Finally, Willie Drysdale finished in 407th position with a time of 63mins 29secs.
The Under 20 Men's race was the only event where the club managed to field a complete team, with Steven Lawley heading them home in 16th place with a time of 25mins 32secs. Jamie McMorrow was next to finish in 29th place with a time of 27mins 09secs, closely followed by Thomas Grant in 32nd place with a time of 27mins 38secs. Stuart Griffin brought the team home in 37th place with a time of 28mins 20secs. The team finished in 5th position.
Finally in the Under 13 Boy's race Gary Grieve finished in 27th place with a time of 13mins 13secs.
Saturday 28th February 2004
Laurie-Anne McKenna was the sole representative at the BANK OF SCOTLAND UNDER 13/UNDER 15 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena. In the heats of the 60m, Laurie-Anne finished third, equalling her personal best of 9.00secs, which took her into the semi-finals. She then ran another personal best of 8.92secs to finish in 5th position, but not quite good enough to reach the final, however she couldn't ask for much better than two personal bests in the one day. She then went on to take part in the Long Jump where she finished in 7th place with a jump of 4m 13cm.
Sunday 29th February 2004
The BANK OF SCOTLAND UNDER 17/UNDER 20 INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS at the Kelvin Hall Indoor Arena saw two near misses for the club's athletes. In the Under 17 Men's age group, Craig Strachan finished in 4th place in the 800m with a time of 2mins 06.45secs, having qualified from his heat with a time of 2mins 08.61secs. In the same age group, David Martin also narrowly missed out on a medal in the Triple Jump, finishing 4th with a jump of 11m 64cm. Finally, after qualifying from his heat in 7.57secs, the semi-final in 7.56secs, Timothy Liggat finished 6th in the 60m final with a time of 7.58secs.
Sunday 29th February 2004
The final event of the clubís cross country championships for the younger age groups saw a large contingent make the long journey southwards to compete in the ANNAN RIVER RACES. It proved to be the clubís most successful trip with a number of athletes returning with medals, in fact 18 medals in all.
In one of the few events which allow Under 9s to compete, Brad Flyn took 2nd place in the boys event, finishing 4secs behind the winner in a time of 3mins 36secs. Darryl Finlay also ran well in the race, finishing in 37th position. The Under 13s boys event saw Ross McDonald agonisingly miss out on the bronze medal by a mere 1sec when finishing in 4th position in a time of 9mins 43secs. Next to finish was Billy Clarkson in 7th position with a time of 10mins 54secs with Liam Currie finishing with a time of 11mins 29secs in 10th position. The Under 15 Boys event almost saw a clean sweep of the medals with Gary Grieve finishing in 2nd position, again only 1sec behind the winner, in a time of 11mins 22secs. Stewart Livingstone took the bronze medal in a time of 12mins 32secs with Darren Armstrong finishing in 4th position with a time of 14mins 09secs. The boys also won the team competition with 9 points. The Senior Menís Race saw a host of medals being won with Steven Lawley racing to victory in a time of 22mins 55secs. Jamie McMorrow finished 4th in the race with a time of 24mins 06secs which also gave him the first U20 prize. Not to be outdone, Pat Kelly finished in 12th position with a time of 27mins 02secs, taking the Over 50s prize as well. The three of them also took the team title.
The girls proved to be
every bit as successful on the day with the Under 11s starting the medal
haul. Megan Gray dominated the race from start to finish winning in a
time of 7mins 04secs, being closely followed home by Emma Clarkson in 2nd
place with a time of 7mins 22secs. Heather McMahon brought the team home
in 29th position with a time of 8mins 43secs, which was good
enough to give the youngsters the team title. The Under 13s race saw
another handful of medals being collected. Carla Leitch picked up the
silver medal, finishing in a time of 11mins 30secs with the bronze medal
being won by Erin Burns three seconds later. Fiona Parkin finished in 5th
position with a time of 12mins 00secs with Rebecca Flynn bringing the
team home in 8th in a time of 13mins 29secs. The girls once
again won the team title. Finally, the Under 17 girls finished the medal
off, picking up silver and bronze in the individual race and gold in the
team event. Nikki Christie won the club battle finishing in 2nd
place with a time of 13mins 51secs with Lorna Gray in 3rd
position 30secs later. Claire Stewart finished in 4th place
with a time of 15mins 59secs and Lisa Hopkins in 5th position
with a time of 17mins 24secs.
Saturday 6th March 2004
The final championship event of the Cross Country season saw Jim Rowley make the journey to Cupar to compete in the SCOTTISH MASTERS CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS. Running over a very tough undulating course, Jim finished 4th in the Over 55s category, 70th overall, in a time of 42mins 41secs.
Sunday 14th March 2004
The last round of the Club Championships saw the Senior athletes travel through to take part in the "ROUND THE HOUSES" 10k ROAD RACE at Grangemouth. First to finish, and also winning the Senior Championships was Gordon Douglas who finished in 110th position with a time of 39mins 25secs. Following very close behind was Ian Donnelly in 114th position with a time of 39mins 33secs. A further minute, and 20 places behind was Jim Rowley, who also finished runner-up in the Championships. Finally, Karen Stevenson and Heather Russell made a rare outing, finishing 650th and 651st respectively, both with a time of 64mins 35secs.
Saturday 20th March 2004
Gordon Douglas was the sole representative at the CLYDESDALE HARRIERS 5k ROAD RACE at Clydebank. Gordon finished in 36th position with a time of 19mins 09secs.
Sunday 21st March 2004
The Under 17 Men's Team were victorious at the SCOTTISH ATHLETIC INDOOR LEAGUE FINAL at the Kelvin Hall International Arena. The five man team performed out of their skins on the day, bringing the title home for the first time in the club's history. The star performer on the day was Craig Strachan who won both the 800m in a time of 2mins 04:27secs and the High Jump with a clearance of 1m 65cm. Closely fooling suit was David Martin who almost made it a winning double, firstly winning the Triple Jump with a leap of 11m 80cm then narrowly missing out in another gold in the Long Jump, finishing in 2nd place with a jump of 5m 51cm. Gary Brown also performed well, in what was a very busy day for him, finishing 3rd in the 400m with a time of 56.90secs and finishing 4th in the 60m Hurdles with a time of11.14secs. In the sprints Timothy Liggat, once again showed his speed, finishing 2nd in 200m with a time of 24.15secs and 3rd in the 60m with a time of 7.59secs. Finally, James Breslin finished 4th in the Shot Putt with a throw of 7m 34cm.
After an anxious wait for the results to be tallied up, it emerged that he boys had won, beating Ayr Seaforth by a single point. Final positions were as follows
Sunday 21st March 2004
Ian Donnelly made the journey through to the central belt to compete in the Alloa Half Marathon. Running over a scenic route, with the Ochil Hills as a backdrop, Ian finished in 84th place with a time of 1hr 26mins 11secs.
Sunday 28th March 2004
Four of the club's athletes travelled through to Glasgow to compete in the GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY 5k ROAD RACE. First to finish was Steven Lawley who scraped a top ten finish with a time of 16mins 30secs. It was a close race with the rest of the Law representatives with Ian Donnelly winning the club battle, finishing in 42nd place with a time of 18mins 48secs. Five places behind was David McLeary in a time of 19mins 14secs, and a further five places behind was Jackie Gourlay with a time of 19muns 29secs.
Sunday 4th April 2004
Steven Lawley continued his fine recent form at the inaugural LOCH KATRINE 12k ROAD RACEfinishing in 4th place with a time of 42mins 47secs. David McLeary finished in 58th place with a time of 54mins 27secs.
Sunday 11th April 2004
The club's own TOM SCOTT MEMORIAL ROAD RACE saw three members take part over the amended course within the grounds of Strathclyde and Hamilton Palace grounds. First to finish was Jamie McMorrow who finished in 21st place with a time of 62mins 32secs. He was followed home by Gordon Douglas exactly 5mins later in 41st place. Finally, Willie Drysdale finished in 124th place with a time of 1hr 41mins 31secs.
Sunday 18th April 2004
The club had a spectacular start to the track season when winning the first match of the CENTRAL & SOUTH SCOTLAND ATHLETICS LEAGUE at Wishaw. The highlight of the day was in the Senior Women's 400m when Heather McKay smashed the 400m Club Record by a full 5secs to win in a time of 58.0secs. Final results were as follows
Sunday 25th April 2004
The Senior Men's team made a disappointing start to their SCOTTISH LEAGUE campaign, finishing 8th in the first match at Wishaw, however with such a small team taking part it was always going to be difficult to finish any further up the table. The top performances of the day belonged to Tony Cunningham who won the 200m in a time of 22.4secs, only 0.10sec slower than his club record, and finished runner-up in the 100m with a time of 11.2secs. The 1500m saw good points earned from Steven Allan when finishing in 2nd place with a time of 4mins 17.6secs. The 800m event saw Keith Dunlop prepare for the British Uni Championships, finishing 5th in a time of 2mins 01.7secs, and fast improving Craig Strachan finished 4th in the B race with a time of 2mins 03:6secs. Final positions were as follows.
Sunday 25th April 2004
Ian Donnelly made the long journey northwards to compete in the LOCHABER MARATHON which also doubled up as the SCOTTISH VETERAN HARRIERS and the NATIONAL MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS. In what must be one of the most scenic courses, running along the banks of Loch Linnhe and Loch Eil, Ian ran an excellent time of 3hrs 09mins 24secs to give him 38th position. This was also good enough to give him 3rd position in the M55 category.
Sunday 2nd May 2004
David McLeary made the journey northwards to take part in the ABERDEEN AAC HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS. He finished in 37th place with a time of 1hr 33mins 37secs.
Sunday 2nd May 2004
The youngsters made a satisfactory start to their YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE campaign at Dumfries with both the boy's and girl's teams finishing in 4th position. The highlight of the day was young Laurie-Anne McKenna being awarded an "Athlete of the Match" Award for her performance in the Under 15s High Jump, which she won with a clearance of 1m 58cm. Final positions (subject to scrutiny) were as follows
Full results to follow
Wednesday 5th May 2004
It was a worthwhile journey for the handful of athletes who travelled through to the first of the FALKIRK HARRIERS OPEN GRADED MEETING at Grangemouth Stadium, with personal best performances coming from three of them. The star performance of the night came from Lesley Haig in the 400m when she lowered her own personal best to 62.17secs when finishing 7th in a mixed field. Steven Lawley also set a personal best on the night, finishing 5th in the 1500m with a time of 4mins 10.48secs. Laurie-Anne McKenna continued her development, finishing 5th in the Long Jump with a personal best jump of 4m 08cm, this after having finished 6th in her 100m in a time of 15.92secs. Tony Cunningham continued his fine early season form with a 3rd placing in the 400m, narrowly missing his personal best and club record with a time of 50.31secs. Finally, coach, secretary and athlete, Tom Nicholson, showed his speed when finishing 5th in the 100m with a time of 12.47secs.
Wednesday 5th May 2004
Two of the veteran athletes travelled through to Stirling to compete in the Scottish Veteran Harriers organised ALISTER MCINNES ROAD RACE. Jackie Gourlay finished runner-up in the M55 category when finishing 15th overall, covering the 4.8mile course in a time of 30mins 50secs. Willie Drysdale finished in 43rd place with a time of 44mins 28secs.
Saturday 8th May 2004
David McLeary travelled up to the Kingdom of Fife to compete in the STRATHALLAN ROAD RACE. He covered the 5 mile course in 32mins 52secs to finish in 8th position.
Tuesday 11th May 2004
Club athletes collected a bag full of medals at the LANARKSHIRE AAAs TRACK RELAY CHAMPIONSHIPS held at the John Wright Sports Centre in East Kilbride.
The Under 13 Boys team of Calum Morton, Ross McDonald, Kyle Nicholson and Chris Lightbody narrowly missed the gold in the 4x100m, finishing with the silver medals. Ross and Chris were then joined by Billy Clarkson in the 3x 800m to win their second silver of the evening. The Under 17 Men's 4x100m saw another silver medal being won from the team of Gary Brown, Craig Strachan, Tim Liggat and Ross Penny. The same team then took on the Senior Men's team of Stephen Backer, Keir Getral, Scott Ross and Tony Cunningham, with the Senior's just edging the youngsters out in what proved to be a very exciting race. The first and only gold of the evening came in the Senior men's 3x800m with Steven Lawley, Craig Strachan and Ross Penny racing to victory.
The women's events saw only one medal being one, the team of Claire Stewart, Kimberley Scott and Rachel Paterson winning the bronze in the Under 15s 3x800m. They were then joined by Emma Clarkson to took 4th place in the 4x100m. Finally the Under 11 girl's team of Hayley Caldwell, Gwen Morris and Julie Dobbin finished in 4th place in the 3x800m.
Wednesday 12th May 2004
David McLeary and Willie Drysdale joined over 800 other athletes in the TROON TORTOISES 10k ROAD RACE. David finished in 116th position with a time of 39mins 31secs with Willie finishing in 614th position with a time of 54mins 01secs.
Saturday 15th May 2004
The club had one of its most successful days ever at the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS WEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS at Meadowbank Stadium, with 12 medals, 2 gold, 5 silver and 5 bronze, being won.
Having recently set a personal best in the 400m, Lesley Haig continued her fine early season form by winning the 400m, shattering her record in the process with an excellent time of 60.99secs. In the same event, Nikki Christie picked up another district medal when winning the silver medal in a personal best time of 62.48secs. The 400m brought a further gold medal, this time in the Under 15s event where Stewart Livingstone won his first ever district championship in a time of 57.8secs. The Under 20 Men's event saw a silver medal being won by Scott Ross in a time of 53.05secs.
It was a very busy and successful day for Tony Cunningham and Kyle Nicholson, both returning home with two medals each. Tony started the ball rolling in the Senior Men's 100m, having qualified from his heat with a time of 11.01secs, he then went onto win the silver medal in the final with a time of 10.97secs. He then stepped up for the 400m heats which he strolled through in a time of 50.45secs, before winning his second silver of the day in the final, running a new personal best and new club record of 49.52secs. Kyle Nicholson tried to emulate the success, however felt just short, coming home with a silver and bronze medal. Kyle also started the ball rolling in the 100m, winning his heat in a personal best time of 13.9secs and then finishing 3rd in the final with another personal best of 13.7secs. He then went onto the 200m determined to improve on his bronze, which he duly did, winning the silver medal in a time of 28.52secs, his third personal best of the day.
A further four bronze medals were won throughout the day, Timothy Liggat ran a time of 11.72secs in the Under 17s 100m, Ross Penny ran 5mins 19.40secs in the Under 17s 1500m Steeplechase, Jamie Frame ran 4mins 27.67secs in the Under 20s 1500m and finally David Martin jumped 5m 55cm in the Under 17s Long Jump.
Other athletes competing on the day included Gary Brown who finished 5th in the Under 17s 100m with a time of 11.96secs and Steven Lawley who finished 3rd in his 1500m heat in a personal best time of 4mins 09.9secs.
Sunday 16th May 2004
The second day of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS WEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIPS at Meadowbank saw club athletes add to the medal haul from Day 1. On a fine day for athletics the star of the day, and the weekend, was Tony Cunningham, who added a gold medal to his silver and bronze from the previous day. Having already broken the club record in the 400m on Saturday he stepped down to the 200m to set another club record when winning his heat in a time of 21.97secs. Running his fifth race of the weekend, he narrowly missed his new record in the final by a mere two hundredths of a second, however he did have the consolation of winning the gold medal. A gold in the 200m, silver in the 400m, bronze in the 100m, and a new club record in the 200m and 400m, not a bad weekend's work from Tony.
A further gold medal was won by Nikkie Christie in the Under 20s 3000m where she slashed her personal best by almost 30secs to win in a time of 12mins 08:5secs. This rounded off a hectic weekend for Nikki, having won a silver medal the previous day in the 400m.
A third gold medal was won by Graham Martin in the the Under 20s High Jump when he set a new personal best with a jump of 1m 56cm. Graham had already competed over the 400m Hurdles where he finished in 4th place with a time of 71.37secs.
A well earned silver medal was won by David Martin in the Triple Jump with a personal best jump of 12m 07cm, to add to his bronze from the Long Jump yesterday.
The only other medal of the day came from young Laurie-Anne McKenna in the Under 13s Long Jump. Having missed out last year by a mere 2cm, she went one better this year finishing in the bronze medal position with a personal best jump of 4m 22cm. This made up for her disappointment in the 100m where she finished 4th in the 100m with another personal best of 14.17secs, however she missed the bronze medal by two hundredths of a second, a mere width of a vest.
Having won the bronze medal in the 100m the previous day, Timothy Liggat was going for his second medal in the Under 17s 200m however he could only manage 5th place with a time of 24.1secs, although he did have the consolation of setting another personal best.
The 800m events saw a number of Law athletes in the starting line ups, but unfortunately no medals were won despite some excellent running and personal bests being set. In the Senior Men's 800m Keith Dunlop ran a time of 2mins 04;04secs in the heats, with Scott Ross finishing 5th in the Under 20s with a time of 2mins 10.52secs. There was high hopes in the Under 17s event with Craig Strachan having shown some early season form, however he could not reproduce it on the day finishing 5th in a time of 2mins 07:54. Ross Penny finished 10th in the same event with a time of 2mins 21.66secs. The Under 15 girls event saw Claire Stewart narrowly miss her personal best by a tenth of a second when finishing with a time of 2mins 45.5secs in 7th place.
Finally, Jamie Frame finished 7th in the Under 20s 5000m in a personal best time of 16mins 38.56secs.
So it proved to be an excellent weekend for the club with 5 gold, 6 silver, 6 bronze medals and a host of personal bests being achieved. This is tantamount to the hard work put in, not only by the athletes, but by the numerous coaches that the club are fortunate to have at their disposal.
Sunday 16th May 2004
The Scottish Veteran Harriers Club held their annual WALTER ROSS 10k ROAD RACE at Lochinch in Glasgow. Willie Drysdale got his racing flats on for the third time in a week, finishing 38th in a time of 60mins 53secs.
Wednesday 19th May 2004
Three of the regular road racers travelled through to Ayrshire to take part in the JOHNNIE WALKER KILMARNOCK HARRIERS 10k ROAD RACE. Gordon Douglas was the first to finish in 31st place with a time of 39mins 14secs with David McLeary not far behind in 34th place with a time of 40mins 01secs. Willie Drysdale completed the trio, finishing in 146th place with a time of 54mins 03secs.
Saturday 22nd May 2004
It was ideal conditions for the two club athletes who travelled up to Kinross to take part in the scenic LOCH LEVEN HALF MARATHON. Jim Rowley was first to finish in 44th place with a time of 1hr 26mins 09secs, with Ian Donnelly not far behind in 61st place with a time of 1hr 28mins 29secs.
Sunday 23rd May 2004
The youngsters of the club travelled through to Grangemouth to take part in the second match of the YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE. On the track victories from Billy Clarkson in the Under 13s 800m with a time of 2mins 49:6secs, Craig Strachan in the Under 17s 800m with a time of 2mins 08:9secs, Gary Brown in the Under 17s 200m in a time of 24.6secs and finally Stewart Livingston in the Under 15s 400m with a time of 61.4secs. The field events saw Stewart Livingston record his second win in the Under 15s Long Jump with a jump of 4m99cm. David Martin was just short of his personal best in the Under 17s Triple Jump when winning with a leap of 11m 92cm. Finally, Ross McDonald won the Under 13s Long Jump with a jump of 4m 22cm. The all round performance from the team gave them 3rd place on the day.
Unforunately the girls travelled with a small team and never mustered any victories despite giving their all. At the end of the day the girls finished in a disappointing 7th place.
Final positions were as follows
Thursday 27th May 2004
The first event in the hugely popular Polaroid Series saw almost 1000 athletes take part in the POLAROID HELENSBURGH 10k ROAD RACE. Gordon Douglas was the first of the Law trio to finish in 94th place with a time of 1hr 27mins 59secs. David McLeary followed suit in 155th place with a time of 41mins 49secs with Willie Drysdale bringing the trio home in 709th place with a time of 56mins 24secs, only 14secs slower than last year.
Saturday 29th May 2004
The first day of the POWERADE SCOTTISH ATHLETICS COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS saw Ross McDonald excel himself to win a Silver Medal in the Under 13 Pentathlon Championships. Ross started the competition off with the Long Jump where he finished in 5th place with a jump of 4m 06cm. He then went onto the 75m hurdles where he went one better, finishing in 4th place with a time of 15.03secs. With very little time for recovery he moved on to the Shot Putt where he finished in 2nd place with a throw of 7m 09cm. Sensing there was a medal there for the taking he put in a huge effort in the second last event, the High Jump. He out-jumped everyone in the competition to win the event with a clearance of 1m 36cm. After such a gruelling day, he picked himself up one more time for the strength sapping 800m. Again he out-ran everyone, taking victory in a time of 2mins 30.06secs. Unfortunately though, he could not put quite enough daylight between him and the eventual winner of the competition, narrowly missing out by 85 points. However, it was a well deserved Silver medal for Ross.
Billy Clarkson also took part in the same event finishing in 8th place with the following Long Jump (3m 73cm), 75m Hurdles (16.46secs), Shot Putt (4m 64cm), High Jump (1m 18cm) and finally the 800m (2mins 47.93secs)
Sunday 30th May 2004
The second day of the POWERADE SCOTTISH ATHLETICS COMBINED EVENTS CHAMPIONSHIPS saw Emma Clarkson compete in the Under 13 Girls Pentathlon. With Emma competing in her first National Championships she found the competition tough going however she kept fighting all throughout the day. She finished the day in 17th place with the following results, High Jump (1m 18cm), 70m hurdles (16.58secs), Long Jump (1m 33cm), Shot Putt (4m 51cm) and finally the 800m (3mins 07.58secs)
Sunday 30th May 2004
The sun was out for the runners in the DECHMONT LAW 10k TRAIL RACE in Livingston where four of the regulars to the event competed over the tough forest trails. Jim Rowley was the first to finish in 22nd place with a time of 38mins 44secs, also winning the Super Vets category. He was closely followed home by Gordon Douglas 6secs later in 25th place. David McLeary finished in 41st place with a time of 41mins 04secs with Willie Drysdale 119th in a time of 55mins 36secs.
Sunday 30th May 2004
Whilst the others were running at Livingston, Ian Donnelly crossed the Forth Bridge to compete in his second half marathon within 8 days at the DUNFERMLINE CITY HALF MARATHON, which also incorporated the SCOTTISH HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS. Ian finished in 61st place, also 6th Over 50, in a time of 1hr 27mins 59secs.
Monday 31st May 2004
Competing for the West of Scotland at the INTER COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS, Tony Cunningham finished 4th in his heat of the 200m with a time of 22.91secs
Wednesday 2nd June 2004
It was a good night for Steven Lawley at the GRANGEMOUTH OPEN GRADED MEETING where he finally managed to break the two minute barrier for the 800m. He not only broke it, he smashed it, with a time of 1min 57:95secs when finishing 4th in the "A" Race. Craig Strachan ran in the "C" race where he ran another consistent time of 2mins 06:68secs to finish in 5th place.
Wednesday 2nd June 2004
Jim Rowley won the Over 50s category at the SCOTTISH VETERAN HARRIERS HILL RACE at Kilpatrick. Running to a height of 1400ft, and a distance of 6 miles, Jim completed the course in a time of 53mins 13secs.
Thursday 4th June 2004
The second race in the POLAROID SERIES saw two Law athletes compete in the CLYDEBANK 10k ROAD RACE. David McLeary finished in 139th place with a time of 40mins 42secs. Willie Drysdale, racing yet again, finished in 610th place with a time of 53mins 21secs.
Friday 4th June 2004
Steven Allan moved on to the roads to take part in the ENERGY ZONE CARNEGIE HARRIERS 1 MILE ROAD RACE at Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline. Running over an undulating course, Steven ran a very creditable 4mins 58secs to finish in 2nd place, narrowly missing 1st place by a mere 3secs.
Saturday 5th June 2004
Jackie Gourlay made the trip eastwards to take part in the ASICS HADDINGTON 5 MILE ROAD RACE. The journey paid off when he finished 2nd in the Over 50s category, 29th overall, with a time of 31mins 57secs
Sunday 6th June 2004
The Senior athletes took advantage of a race literally on their doorstep when taking part in the CARLUKE DEVELOPMENT TRUST 10k ROAD RACE around the country roads of Carluke. Stuart Griffen was the first to finish in 15th place with a time of 38mins 16secs, only narrowly beating Gordon Douglas who finished in 19th place with a time of 38mins 52secs. David McLeary continued his busy schedule finishing in 30th place with a time of 41mins 23secs. Chris Barbour made a rare appearance in a Law vest, finishing 37th in a time of 42mins 50secs. The energetic Willie Drysdale was next to finish in 85th place with a time of 53mins 33sesc. Karen Stevenson brought the team home in 105th place, just breaking the hour mark with a time of 59mins 18secs.
Sunday 6th June 2004
It was a very successful day all round for the team who travelled to Dumfries to compete in the second round of the CENTRAL AND SOUTH SCOTLAND ATHLETIC LEAGUE. After a hard days work by everyone the team finished in first place and are now joint top of the Division with Airdrie Harriers with only one match remaining. There were also some record breaking runs on the day. Michelle Love started the ball rolling by breaking the longstanding 3000m record by over 6secs in a time of 11mins 28.6secs to gain maximum points. Next up was Lesley Haig who shaved 0.2secs off her own PB and Club Record with a time of 5mins 11.8secs. Finally, Lesley Haig, Michelle Love, Nikki Christie and Carolyn McKenna then joined forces to smash the 10 year old 4x400m record with a time of 4mins 12:9secs. Final placings on the day were as follows
Thursday 10th June 2004
The third race of the very popular POLAROID SERIES saw over 700 athletes compete in the DUMBARTON 10k ROAD RACE. Regulars, David McLeary and Willie Drysdale made the journey through with David finishing 124th in a time of 39mins 39secs and Willie finishing in 609th position.
Sunday 13th June 2004
Jim Rowley returned to Edinburgh to take part in the gruelling SYNTEGRA EDINBURGH MARATHON, a course which takes in Arthur's Seat in the first three miles. Remarkably Jim finished in the same position as last year, 94th, however he took just over 3mins off last year's time with 3hrs 11mins 47secs.
Sunday 13th June 2004
The long trip down to Dumfries for the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS proved worthwhile for Ian Donnelly and Jimmy McDonald as they both finished in second place in their respective events. Competing in the M55s 5,000m, Ian finished in a time of 19mins 03.01secs with Jimmy finishing in 2mins 04.9 in the M40s 800m.
Wednesday 16th June 2004
Willie Drysdale continued with his heavy race schedule when finishing 17th with a time of 75mins 23secs at the SCOTTISH VETERAN HARRIERS 7 MILE ROAD RACE at Bannockburn.
Sunday 20th June 2004
Fresh from his silver medal in the Masters Championships, Ian Donnelly changed surfaces to compete in the DIET COKE EAST KILBRIDE 1/2 MARATHON. Ian finished in 44th place with a time of 1hr 26mins 42secs. Clubmate Gordon Douglas followed close behind in 51st place with a time of 1hr 28 mins 00secs
Sunday 20th June 2004
The second round of the SCOTTISH ATHLETICS LEAGUE saw a very small team travel through to Grangemouth. After finishing in 7th place it looks as if the team are destined for the third division next year. Final placings on the (subject to scrutiny) were as follows
Sunday 20th June 2004
The fourth, and final, event of the POLAROID SERIES saw David McLeary and Willie Drysdale competing in the VALE OF LEVEN 10k ROAD RACE. David finished in 93rd place with a time of 40mins 17secs and Willie finishing in 533rd place in a time of 56mins 45secs.
Wednesday 23rd June 2004
The SCOTTISH VETERAN HARRIERS CLUB 5k CHAMPIONSHIPS saw Jackie Gourlay and Willie Drysdale travel through to Clydebank. Jackie finished in 11th place with a time of 18mins 44secs with Willie finishing in 30th place with a time of 28mins 20secs.
Friday 25th June 2004
Gordon Douglas and David McLeary made the short trip through to East Kilbride to take part in the CALDERGLEN HARRIERS 10km TRAIL RACE. Gordon finished in 39th place with a time of 43mins 51secs with David finishing in 60th place in a time of 46mins 59sesc.
Sunday 27th June 2004
The third round of the SCOTTISH YOUNG ATHLETES LEAGUE saw the youngsters travel through to Grangemouth. Final positions on the day (subject to scrutiny) were as follows